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RtorrentColorThemes

rTorrent Color Schemes

This page lists color themes submitted by rTorrent users running one of the many color patches available.

1. Introduction

A colored ncurses interface improves the user experience a lot, especially when you shun the overhead and slowness of common web UIs. Consider this example:

  • Screenshot [click to enlarge]

The following sections contain settings for different kind of patches, of course they only work if you actually applied them. Please include a screen shot that ideally shows all the color combinations in a small screen estate, to keep the page readable — or use thumbnails.

2. rTorrent-PS

rTorrent-PS is a rTorrent distribution including an extensive color patch and other UI patches. You can use the following code on a terminal to dump a color scheme:

  • for i in $(rtxmlrpc system.listMethods | grep ui.color. | grep -v set); do
        echo $i = $(rtxmlrpc -r $i | tr "'" '"') ; 
    done
    

2.1. rT-PS: Official default (16 colors)

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  • ui.color.alarm = "bold white on red"
    ui.color.complete = "bright green"
    ui.color.even = ""
    ui.color.focus = "reverse"
    ui.color.footer = "bold bright cyan on blue"
    ui.color.incomplete = "yellow"
    ui.color.info = "white"
    ui.color.label = "gray"
    ui.color.leeching = "bold bright yellow"
    ui.color.odd = ""
    ui.color.progress0 = "red"
    ui.color.progress20 = "bold bright red"
    ui.color.progress40 = "bold bright magenta"
    ui.color.progress60 = "yellow"
    ui.color.progress80 = "bold bright yellow"
    ui.color.progress100 = "green"
    ui.color.progress120 = "bold bright green"
    ui.color.queued = "magenta"
    ui.color.seeding = "bold bright green"
    ui.color.stopped = "blue"
    ui.color.title = "bold bright white on blue"
    

2.2. rT-PS: Official 256 color scheme in Gnome terminal

Screenshot [click to enlarge]

  • ui.color.alarm = "bold white on red"
    ui.color.complete = "41"
    ui.color.even = "on 234"
    ui.color.focus = "reverse"
    ui.color.footer = "bright cyan on 20"
    ui.color.incomplete = "yellow"
    ui.color.info = "white"
    ui.color.label = "gray"
    ui.color.leeching = "bold bright yellow"
    ui.color.odd = "on 232"
    ui.color.progress0 = "196"
    ui.color.progress100 = "34"
    ui.color.progress120 = "bold bright 47"
    ui.color.progress20 = "202"
    ui.color.progress40 = "213"
    ui.color.progress60 = "214"
    ui.color.progress80 = "226"
    ui.color.queued = "magenta"
    ui.color.seeding = "bold bright 46"
    ui.color.stopped = "33"
    ui.color.title = "bold bright white on blue"
    

2.3. rT-PS: 8 color scheme for badly configured terminals

If you can't get past the your terminal only supports 8 colours error message on startup, then try this color scheme using only basic colors.

This is not tested.

  • ui.color.alarm = "white on red"
    ui.color.complete = "white"
    ui.color.even = ""
    ui.color.focus = "reverse"
    ui.color.footer = "white on blue"
    ui.color.incomplete = "yellow"
    ui.color.info = "white"
    ui.color.label = "gray"
    ui.color.leeching = "yellow"
    ui.color.odd = ""
    ui.color.progress0 = "red"
    ui.color.progress20 = "red"
    ui.color.progress40 = "magenta"
    ui.color.progress60 = "yellow"
    ui.color.progress80 = "yellow"
    ui.color.progress100 = "green"
    ui.color.progress120 = "green"
    ui.color.queued = "magenta"
    ui.color.seeding = "green"
    ui.color.stopped = "blue"
    ui.color.title = "white on blue"
    

3. AUR rtorrent-mod and rtorrent-extended (karabaja4)

TODO

4. AUR rtorrent-extended (canvas color)